From the UT Office of Public Affairs Shell Oil Company has contributed $313,500 to support academic programs at The University of Texas at Austin. The grants benefit undergraduates and graduate students in the university's McCombs School of Business, Cockrell School of Engineering and Jackson School of Geosciences.
ConocoPhillips has contributed $1 million to support academic programs at UT. The grant benefits undergraduates and graduate students in the University’s McCombs School of Business, Cockrell School of Engineering, Jackson School of Geosciences, and College of Natural Sciences.
As excited as I am to move on to the next step of my life after graduation, I’m sad to leave UT and all the things that have shaped me into who I am today. Something that really left an impact on my college experience was the Business Honors Program.
President Powers talks about the 40 Acres Scholars Program that will fund tution, housing, books —as well as summer activities in public service, internships and study abroad.
UT Austin has received coverage from several major news sources regarding recent studies on the effect of the economy on university philanthropy and endowments.
When Alan Dreeben, BBA ’65, donated $500,000 to establish the McCombs School’s first 40 Acres Scholarship, he helped lay the foundation for a new program designed to attract top undergraduates to the university and to the McCombs School of Business.
More than 300 students, alumni and friends of the McCombs School attended the 2009 Scholarship Recognition Dinner on November 20. The dinner was a forum to honor the donors and recipients of graduate and undergraduate scholarships and to introduce the recipients to their benefactors.